The Wild Card

George Catlin and His Indian Gallery Catalog of the exhibition edited by George Gurney and Therese Thau Heyman

North American Indians by George Catlin, with an introduction by Peter Matthiessen

Native Americans: A Portrait: The Art and Travels of Charles Bird King, George Catlin, and Karl Bodmer by Robert J. Moore Jr.

Suicide for the Empire

Kamikaze, Cherry Blossoms, and Nationalists: The Militarization of Aesthetics in Japanese History by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

Emperor of Japan: Meiji and His World, 1852–1912 by Donald Keene

An American Pastime

At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America by Philip Dray

A Lynching in the Heartland: Race and Memory in America by James H. Madison

Out of the Mists

Ancestral Voices by James Lees-Milne

Prophesying Peace by James Lees-Milne

Caves of Ice: Diaries, 1946 & ’47 by James Lees-Milne

Midway on the Waves by James Lees-Milne

A Mingled Measure: Diaries, 1953–1972 by James Lees-Milne

Ancient as the Hills: Diaries, 1973–1974 by James Lees-Milne

Through Wood and Dale: Diaries, 1975–1978 by James Lees-Milne

Deep Romantic Chasm: Diaries, 1979–1981 by James Lees-Milne

Holy Dread: Diaries, 1982–1984 by James Lees-Milne

Bad Trip

Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard by Sara Wheeler

The Coldest March: Scott’s Fatal Antarctic Expedition by Susan Solomon

Looking for a Black Swan

All Life Is Problem Solving by Karl Popper, translated from the German by Patrick Camiller

Wittgenstein’s Poker: The Story of a Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers by David Edmonds and John Eidinow

Karl Popper—The Formative Years, 1902–1945: Politics and Philosophyin Interwar Vienna by Malachi Haim Hacohen

Karl Popper: Lesson of This Century interviewed by Giancarlo Bosetti, translated from the German by Patrick Camiller

The Torture of Algiers

The Battle of the Casbah: Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Algeria, 1955–1957 by General Paul Aussaresses, with an introduction by Robert L. Miller

Algérienne by Louisette Ighilahriz, as told to Anne Nivat

Une Vie Debout: Mémoires Politiques, Tome 1: 1945–1962 by Mohammed Harbi

Les Harkis: Une Mémoire Enfouie by Jean-Jacques Jordi and Mohand Hamoumou

Une Drôle de Justice: Les Magistrats dans la Guerre d’Algérie by Sylvie Thénault

Uncivil War: Intellectuals and Identity Politics During the Decolonization of Algeria by James D. Le Sueur, with aforeword by Pierre Bourdieu

La Gangrène et l’Oubli:La Mémoire de la Guerre d’Algérie by Benjamin Stora

La Torture et l’Armée pendant la Guerre d’Algérie, 1954–1962 by Raphaëlle Branche

Aux Origines de la Guerre d’Algérie, 1940–1945 by Annie Rey-Goldzeiguer


Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (December 2019)

Ian Buruma is the author of numerous books, including Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Year Zero: A History of 1945, and, most recently, A Tokyo Romance.

James Chace is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Government and Public Law at Bard College. He is the author of Acheson and, most recently, 1912: The Election That Changed the Country. He is now working on a biography of Lafayette. (October 2004)

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011. (May 2020)

Marshall Frady’s books include Wallace, Billy Graham, Southerners, Jesse: The Life and Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson, and, most recently, Martin Luther King, Jr. He is currently writing a biography of Fidel Castro. (February 2004)

Caroline Fraser’s most recent book, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, received the Pulitzer Prize for biography. Her first book, God’s Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church, was reissued last fall. (May 2020)

Dan Jacobson is a novelist and essayist. His latest book is Heschel’s Kingdom, a memoir and account of his travels in Lithuania. (November 2002)

Stephen Kinzer, a former New York Times bureau chief in Nica­ragua, is a visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown. His new book is The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War. (December 2013)

David Levering Lewis is Martin Luther King Jr. University Professor of History at Rutgers and the author of a two-volume biography of W.E.B. DuBois, which won a Pulitzer Prize for each volume in 1994 and 2001. (November 2002)

Colin McGinn is a philosopher. His books include Philosophy of ­Language: The Classics Explained and Prehension: The Hand and the ­Emergence of Humanity. (June 2016)

Larry McMurtry lives in Archer City, Texas. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove (winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction), Folly and Gloryand Rhino Ranch. His nonfiction works include a biography of Crazy Horse, Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Paradise, Sacagawea’s Nickname: Essays on the American West and, most recently, Custer.

Felix Rohatyn is an investment banker and has been a governor of the New York Stock Exchange, Chairman of the New York Municipal Assistance Corporation, and US Ambassador to France. (October 2008)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson, and some of his reviews have been collected in The Art Presence and Artists & Writers. (May 2020)

Adam Shatz is a Contributing Editor at the London ­Review of Books. (June 2020)

Brent D. Shaw is Professor of Classical Studies and Chair of the Graduate Group in Ancient History at the University ofPennsylvania. His most recent book is Spartacus and the Slave Wars.